The Department for Education (DfE) said that from 2020, new teachers with degrees in physics or chemistry, or in languages such as French or Spanish, would join those with maths degrees in being eligible for “early-career payments” if they worked in state schools in England for four years after completing their training. The Guardian reports.
The retention bonuses will be paid out in the second, third and fourth years, totalling £6,000 and rising to £9,000 for those working in regions of highest demand. When combined with training bursaries worth £26,000, graduates with at least a second-class degree in those subjects will get up to £35,000.
The DfE also announced that graduates with business studies or art and design-related degrees would receive bursaries for the first time, worth £9,000, while bursaries for those teaching design and technology would increase from £12,000 to £15,000 next year, because of severe shortages of trainees in those subjects.
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